Has Father Time finally caught up to your skin? Getting older leads to a loss of quality and quantity of collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, leading to the characteristic appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, dermal fillers can help you regain some of the structure, thickness, and elasticity that your skin has lost due to the aging process. Dermal fillers are substances that are delivered via injection to promote increased skin thickness for a reduction in lines and wrinkles. Some common substances found in these fillers are collagen, hyaluronic acid, and polylactic acid.
Collagen is a substance that is created by your body in abundance when you are young. Unfortunately, this key skin component tends to become depleted in older people. By the time most of us have reached our late thirties, we have already lost a good deal of collagen, even though it may not be noticeable yet. Eventually, collagen depletion leads to sagging skin and the development of wrinkles. An injection with a collagen filler can help to restore depleted collagen levels and partially reverse the process that led to the development of sagging and wrinkled skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is another skin component that declines with age. Its role is to attract moisture into your skin for a plumping effect. Hyaluronic acid fillers are able to rectify this deficiency and promote increased water retention. This type of filler is almost like having an internal moisturizer.
Polylactic Acid Fillers
Polylactic acid is a synthetically produced substance that promotes the formation of collagen by your own body. After injection, your body replaces it with an increasing amount of new collagen to rejuvenate the appearance of skin affected by wrinkles.
Sculptra is the most well-known polylactic acid filler. After injection into your face, Sculptra will be gradually replaced by brand new collagen. Best results are obtained with several treatments spaced several weeks apart. In between treatment sessions, you will need to gently massage the injection sites to prevent the formation of skin lumps.
Dermal Filler Results
Dermal fillers offer excellent results that sometimes rival those of cosmetic surgery. They have a proven reputation for safely and effectively correcting light to moderate facial lines and wrinkles. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the results are temporary. Your body will continue to age normally, and you will need periodic touch-ups to maintain your results.
Dermal fillers have helped millions of people turn back the clock on aging skin in a safe and effective way. If you would like to experience for yourself with these amazing products can do for you, please feel free to make an appointment with Lakeside Dermatology. At our convenient locations in Sebring and Winter Haven, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!